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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Mar 13, 2008 4:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: How was the show (Neil)

Absolute Dynamite. Sheer Class. Wonderful.
Support was his wife Peggi strumming through some countryish numbers. Bit like my username really.
The show -
90 min acoustic set. Highlights include a wonderfully slow Abulance Blues,
Mellow My Mind on the banjo,
A Man Needs A Maid played on the piano switching to organ for the orchestray bits.
Opener From Hank to Hendrix
And Journey Through The Past( Hey Rob I have a digitised copy of Time Fades Away lovingly produced from my vinyl copy, which I am sure the Royal Mail would happily take to an address of your choice)

If that had been it I`d have gone home happy.

But after a 20 min interval he returned with a 105 min electric set. Bloomin` marvelous.

Highlights - The Loner, Cinnamon Girl, Too Far Gone, Welfare Mothers, Powderfinger and many more(my memory is a bit hazy for a night I`ll never forget)

The Band
Ralph Molina
Ben Keith (who really is, in the words of Ian Anderson "too old to rock and roll", not too old to play some beautiful pedal steel though)
Rick Rosas (Freedom,This Note`s For You)
and the missus plus her guitarist(didn`t catch his name) on backing.

So that's it, a wonderful, wonderful night.

This post was modified by Nothing Special on 2008-03-13 11:56:59

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Poster: veblen Date: Mar 12, 2008 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: relitivity invitation...

I listened to Journey Through the Past for the first time in twenty-years earlier this week and "WORDS" keeps going through my head. I have been talking that album, along with Time Fades Away, for all of these years and neither of them dissapointed me after years of not hearing them.

For all of Neil's perfectionism it would be nice if he would see past it regarding releasing Time Fades Away and Journey on cd. Well, at least after so many years On the Beach was re-released so I would like to think there is hope. Though it sounds as if he has major problems with how those two were recorded; and we just might have to wait for scraps from his own vault. Selfishly, rather than hearing of him tour I would like him to finish his vault project and release some tunes while he is still around.

If you haven't heard the boot Citizen Kane Junior's Blues from 1974-04-16 you should check-it-out. He was in the crowd for a show and came on-stage afterwards to play a wonderful show full of on the beach material. Like most Neil performances you can tell he is really having a good time playing and would play all night if they had let him.

Live at the Bottom Line, New York, May 16 1974

[...]

Track 01 Pushed It Over The Edge (Neil calls it "Citizen Kane Junior Blues") (9.6MB)
Track 02 Long May You Run (6.9MB)
Track 03 Greensleeves (4.0MB)
Track 04 Ambulance Blues (14.1MB)
Track 05 Helpless (7.6MB)
Track 06 Revolution Blues (5.1MB)
Track 07 On The Beach (9.4MB)
Track 08 Roll Another Number For The Road (4.0MB)
Track 09 Motion Pictures (14.0MB)
Track 10 Pardon My Heart (6.4MB)
Track 11 Dance, Dance, Dance (3.7MB)
Bonus
Track 12 For The Turnstiles (location unknown, 1973) (5.2MB)
Track 13 Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (Carnegie Hall, 1974-12-05) (6.3MB)


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Poster: snori Date: Mar 14, 2008 2:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: relitivity invitation...

Thanks for the putting up the link. From your description I can see why it seems so relaxed. It sounds quite intimate and there's great interreaction between Neil and the audience.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Mar 15, 2008 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was the show (Neil)

I'm always amazed by how quickly these shows are available. This one was already up 2 days after the show.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Mar 13, 2008 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was the show (Neil)

03-12-2008, Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England
w/ Rick Rosas, Ben Keith, Ralph Molina, Anthony Crawford & Pegi Young

1. From Hank To Hendrix
2. Ambulance Blues
3. Sad Movies
4. A Man Needs A Maid
5. No One Seems To Know
6. Harvest
7. Journey Through The Past
8. Mellow My Mind
9. Love Art Blues
10. Love Is A Rose
11. Old Man
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12. The Loner
13. Dirty Old Man
14. Spirit Road
15. Powderfinger
16. Hey Hey, My My
17. Too Far Gone
18. Oh, Lonesome Me
19. The Believer
20. No Hidden Path
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21. Cinnamon Girl
22. Fuckin' Up
23. Tonight's The Night
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24. The Sultan


Tour:
2008 European Chrome Dreams Continental Tour

Band:
Neil Young - guitar, guitjo, harmonica, piano, vocals
Ben Keith - pedal steel, lap steel, guitar, organ, background vocals
Rick Rosas - bass, background vocals
Ralph Molina - drums, background vocals
Pegi Young - background vocals, vibraphone
Anthony Crawford - background vocals, piano
Cary Kemp - gong on The Sultan

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Mar 13, 2008 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was the show (Neil)

Thankyou

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Poster: amosearle Date: Mar 13, 2008 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was the show (Neil) - Song in My Head

Thanks for the Neil notes Lately.they have been a comfort in recent days of dealing with management catch - 22 BS while I'm trying to get some work done.

Just with the mention of the album, I've now been humming "you know how time fades away" in my head for most of the morning. Most of my co-workers already think I'm nuts, now they have evidence!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 13, 2008 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was the show (Neil)

Hey sounds like a great night. I've always loved Ambulance Blues - the centrepiece of On the Beach.

Thanks muchly for the offer to send Time Fades Away - I still take my treasured vinyl copy out for a spin every now and then, along with Journey to the Past, which really really should be reissued too.

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Mar 13, 2008 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: How was the show (Neil)

Digitizing your vinyl`s dead easy. Take a quick look at this little program. Free to download. I`ve got Time fades Away streaming throughout my house right now, couple of little hisses but the music`s beautiful!

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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